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This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches participants the skills need to operate ARRI ALEXA cameras, including XT & Mini models. Designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field, the course gives detailed instruction on camera set up, operation and workflows. By the end of the two-days, attendees will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the ALEXA and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety of production scenarios.

In this very practical class, participants will work in small groups to shoot test footage and gain familiarity with ALEXA cameras. They will learn how to set up the camera and get the best look for each shot. AbelCine instructors who have real-world experience with ARRI cameras teach the class.

Topics include camera settings and trouble shooting, on-set data management, ALEXA color science, working with Log C & ARRIRAW, look management, and dailies creation.

AbelCine Workshop Certificate

Attendees who complete AbelCine’s In-Depth: ARRI ALEXA workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion from AbelCine.. This comprehensive workshop is designed to give attendees a strong working knowledge of production tools and practices. The certificate indicates that attendees have completed the workshop and have experience in the operation of these tools. Workshop attendees will be added to the Arri ALEXA Tech List.

Camera owners who made their purchase through AbelCine receive 50% off this class! Ask your salesperson for details.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates


Thursday - Friday, Jul 6th - 7th
Location: AbelCine, Chicago
Early Bird: In-Depth: ARRI ALEXA & AMIRA - CH 07/06-07/07: $575.00
Registration: In-Depth: ARRI ALEXA & AMIRA - CH 07/06-07/07: $675.00


Tuesday - Wednesday, Jul 11th - 12th
Location: AbelCine, New York
Early Bird: In-Depth: ARRI ALEXA - NY 7/11-7/12: $575.00
Registration: In-Depth: ARRI ALEXA - NY 7/11-7/12: $675.00

Custom Training

Custom Camera Training
Schedule a 1-on-1 or group training. We provide custom training at our offices or at your location.

Price: From: $225.00

Day 1

  • Primary differences in the ALEXA line
    • Classic, XT, SXT, Mini, Plus, Studio
    • SxS, CFast2.0, Capture Drive
  • Recording and resolution options
    • 16:9 / 4:3 / Open Gate, resolutions, raw, ProRes, etc.
  • Camera settings, control, and menus
    • Side panel
    • AMIRA viewfinder and Transvideo monitors
  • Setting up the camera
    • System frame rate, HS mode, etc.
  • Shoot & review footage
    • Aspect ratios, frame rates, etc. Shooting exercises will be focused on recording ProRes only (no Raw).
  • Q&A

Day 2

  • Understanding scopes
  • Log and Raw
    • Codex / T-Link, internal raw, etc.
  • Log C / wide color gamut
  • Exposure dynamics
    • Exposure tools, best practices
  • LUTs
    • CDL, .xml, .aml, software
  • Shoot
    • Exposure tests
  • Review footage / post production
    • Working with raw, metadata extract, ARC, Resolve
  • Advanced accessories & control
    • Wireless, LDS, Ethernet, etc.
  • Q&A

This intensive, hands-on workshop is designed to train a technically oriented Filmmaker, Camera Assistant, or Digital Imaging Technician to the level of an Arri ALEXA and ALEXA Mini Digital Technician.


Ian McCausland is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists and Trainers. He holds a BA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and his credits include the 1999 Black Sabbath concert video The Last Supper and the 2008 Smashing Pumpkins documentary If All Goes Wrong. As one of the original Abel staff members, Ian was integral to the formation of the company’s rental department in 1990. In 1997, he reprised his role when he moved out West to launch Abel’s Burbank rental department. Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanMcCausland



Jeff Lee joined the AbelCine team in 2009. He attended Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of Arts where he concentrated in both photography and filmmaking. In addition to his current role as Training Manager, Jeff also leads specialized classes and workshops in AbelCine NY’s Learning Point and serves as a Technical Editor on the CineTechnica blog. Additionally, Jeff is an accomplished still photographer who has traveled extensively working on documentary projects. His work has appeared in publications such as Shutterbug and he has been a featured Gawker Artist. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffleephoto


megan_4288B_adjMegan Donnelly is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Megan graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Media Arts with a concentration in Cinematography. Prior to joining AbelCine, Megan was the Technical Manager at Fletcher Camera and Lenses / CineVerse in Chicago. She also developed the curriculum for the International Cinematographer’s Guild Digital Loader Workshops, which she taught nationwide. Megan is an accomplished Director of Photography for commercials, music videos, and narratives. Most recently, one of her commercials won a Midwest Emmy in 2014. Follow Megan on Twitter: @cinemamegan

Attendees who complete AbelCine’s In-Depth: ARRI ALEXA workshop will receive an AbelCine certification. This comprehensive workshop is designed to give attendees a strong working knowledge of production tools and practices. This certification indicates that attendees have completed the workshop and have experience in the operation of these tools.

Completion of an AbelCine In-Depth workshop is a valuable resume-building tool for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of production equipment. Certificates are distributed at the end of each workshop, in both physical and digital formats.

“I very much enjoyed the Alexa class.  The instructor Corey was extremely knowledgeable, and took time to address everyone’s issues and concerns.  I would recommend these types of courses for anyone who is looking to have an in depth understanding of these cameras.  I’m sure I will be taking more courses in the future.” 

Jarryd, AbelCine New York Student